Parkour, or Le Parkour because it was invented in France, is a sport considered by many to also be philosophy, that combines elements of running, martial-arts and dance into an elegant, and often gravity defying, form of movement. The goal is to move from one point to the other quickly and efficiently.

Find out more about the sport, it’s history and it’s future in our quiz below, then watch our Behind the Scenes video with Caitlin Murphy as she gets a lesson on some basic moves.

Please note: Many people who participate in Parkour are trained athletes who are experts at executing seemingly impossible or dangerous moves. Do NOT try anything that could get you injured without professional training, supervision or both. 


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